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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!

NE-HI is Jason Balla, Alex Otake, Michael Wells, and James Weir. The four originally formed to score a friend’s film, and soon found themselves burgeoning through underground rock shows, local Chicago clubs, street fests, and touring the east coast. Find them bumping into fans on basement floors at venues near and far.

city guide:
Chicago, IL
Parson’s Chicken & Fish

Low-key fried chicken & fish stop with hip tunes dishing up cocktails, salads, sandwiches & sushi.

2952 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Millennium Park
Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago and originally intended to celebrate the third millennium. The park officially opened in 2004, four years behind schedule. Within the park is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate, the Crown Fountain, the Lurie Garden, and various other attractions including Grant Park which hosts Lollapalooza. Because the park sits atop a parking garage and the commuter rail Millennium Station, it is considered the world's largest rooftop garden.
201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
The Hideout

Prohibition-era bar in a small space that hosts all kinds of live music & dancing on Saturday night.

1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
Village Discount Outlet
Chain of thrift stores in Chicago and surrounding areas. Recommended by DEHD
6419 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60629, USA
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Swinging sounds are on tap nightly, from big-name artists to local late-night jam sessions.
4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
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Cole’s Bar

Live music, comedy & open-mike nights are showcased at this laid-back neighborhood watering hole.

2338 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
The Empty Bottle
"I love seeing bands at The Empty Bottle. Good folks run it. Good people go there. Good bands go there. The bartenders are nice. The sound and sightlines are mostly good, too. And the tamale guy comes through about 1am." -The Life And Times
1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA